Organisations studying AI and ethics/society
From The Artificial Intelligence and Society discussion group
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- Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute - in particular the AI safety theme. Director: Nick Bostrom
- Cambridge's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk - in particular the AI risk area. Director: Huw Price
- Cambridge (MA)'s Future of Life Institute - in particular the AI focus. Founders include Jaan Tallinn and Max Tegmark
- Oxford's Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. Director: Huw Price
- Berkeley's Centre for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence. Led by Stuart Russell
- Berkeley's Machine Intelligence Research Institute. Founder: Eliezer Yudkowsky
- The AI100 initiative. 'A 100-year effort to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence will ripple through every aspect of how people work, live and play.'
- OpenAI. A non-profit AI research company. Founded by Elon Musk
- The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society. An industry organisation set up jointly by Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM. (Apple is still in talks to join.)
Political working parties:
- The US National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence organised several workshops in 2016, and in October 2016 released a report: Preparing for the future of AI.
Charities / Thinktanks:
- NESTA (a UK charity dedicated to 'increasing the UK's innovation capacity') has various projects, including a report on machine learning (2015), and a proposal for a Machine Intelligence Commission for the UK (February 2016)
Australia / New Zealand organisations:
- CEDA (the Committee for Economic Development of Australia) released a report, Australia's future workforce? (June 2015), predicting that nearly 40% of existing jobs will disappear because of technological advancements.
- CSIRO (Australia's government agency for scientific research) has a report on Tomorrow's Digitally Enabled Workforce (January 2016) that is less commital about numbers.
- The Artificial Intelligence Institute of New Zealand is being established in partnership with the New Zealand Technology Industry Association. It will lead a programme of work from 2017 onwards 'aiming to raise the level of awareness and capabilities of Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand'.
- 80,000 hours (an organisation offering advice about careers with positive social impact) have released a problem profile on AI, that includes advice about careers for existing AI researchers, and a career profile for people who are interested in getting into AI.
Pressure groups / NGOs: